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"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Continental Divide Praised by Critics

“Like a hike into rough terrain, the book is full of surprises … And it is packed with fascinating details,”  proclaimed a Wall Street Journal reviewer in describing Professor of History Maurice Isserman’s newest book. According to publisher W.W. Norton & Company, Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering “tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents.”   More ...

Shoshana Keller
Keller Presents at Symposium

Professor of Russian and Eurasian History Shoshana Keller presented remarks on "Russia/Eurasia: Borders of the Land, Borders of the Mind" at the inaugural symposium Bordered: Conceptualizing Eurasia at Colgate University April 8 - 9.  More ...

Continental Divide by Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses New Mountaineering Book Tonight

“An account both educational and perhaps surprisingly, thrilling,” is how Booklist described Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering in a recent review. Maurice Isserman, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, will be discussing his new book, published by W.W. Norton this month, in the Glen House Great Room tonight, April 7, at 8 p.m.  More ...

Political Coverage: Fact or Farce

The antics of the current election season have many Americans skeptically weighing the value of issues and entertainment in media coverage. In reality, “entertainment politics” has been the norm since the 1968 campaign, though likely having roots much earlier. A screening of the 2015 documentary Best of Enemies and a panel discussion explored the history of such politicking.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Presents Paper at Medieval Academy

Associate Professor of History John Eldevik delivered a paper, "Blood Meridian: Pagan Atrocity and the Christian Body on the Saxon-Slavic Frontier," at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America in Boston on Feb. 26. It was part of a panel on German-Slavic relations in the Middle Ages.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Compares 1968 Campaign with 2016 in Reuters Essay

“There is rare agreement, on left and the right, that the 2016 presidential election season is looking to be a repeat of Democratic Party’s 1968 race,” began Maurice Isserman’s essay published by Reuters news service on March 7. The Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, Isserman observed, “This time around, however, it is Republicans who seem most vulnerable to splintering after a fevered primary season."  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Publishes Book Review

Associate Professor of History John Eldevik recently published a review of Keagan Brewer's Prester John: The Legend and its Sources in The Medieval Review. Brewer's volume is a collection of translated texts related to the figure of "Prester John," a legendary Christian ruler believed in the Middle Ages to possess a realm of fabulous wealth and power somewhere in the East beyond the lands of Islam.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses Forthcoming Book

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, discussed his forthcoming book, Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering (W.W. Norton & Co, 2016), on Feb. 5 at the University of California Santa Barbara.  More ...

Leigh Gialanella '15 at the Oneida Community Mansion House.
Hamilton Debuts Oneida Community Digital Library

Initiated following her junior year, Leigh Gialanella’s Emerson Grant-funded summer project resulted in more than the usual final paper and presentation. Under the continuing guidance of Special Collections and Archives Director and Curator Christian Goodwillie, Gialanella ’15 has created an interactive website featuring the Oneida Community’s library, received the Communal Studies Association's Starting Scholar Award for her senior thesis, and begun a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in a tailored track that will lead to a career in digital libraries, digital archives, and/or digital asset management.  More ...

Joseph Taylor
Prize-winning Author to Discuss Climbing Yosemite

Joseph Taylor, author of Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbing and Modern Environmental Cultures, will present a lecture on climbing Yosemite titled “The Dawn Wall and the Golden Ages of Yosemite,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is sponsored by the History Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

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